Cox Television Converts To P2 Camera Systems

Panasonic has announced the conversion of Cox Television in Altanta, GA to the P2 tapless camera system. The P2 is designed as a replacement to tape based image capturing devices. The conversion puts DVCPRO cameras into the field for the ENG(electronic news gathering) of 15 television stations. According to Panasonic:

Panasonic announced today that Cox Television (Atlanta, GA) will convert the newsgathering operations of its 15 television stations to the DVCPRO P2 solid-state memory recording system. The stations’ prior ENG format was Beta SP.

Cox Television is the 14 th largest television group owner in the U.S. and owns and operates 15 TV stations. It is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, one of the nation’s leading media companies.

The seven Cox stations that will be outfitted with DVCPRO P2 products this year include: KTVU, San Francisco, CA; KIRO, Seattle, WA; KFOX, El Paso, TX; WPXI, Pittsburgh, PA; WSOC, Charlotte, NC; WFTV in Orlando, FL; and WHIO, Dayton, OH. The sale encompasses more than 130 pieces of DVCPRO P2 equipment including AJ-SPX800 camcorders, AJ-PCD10 Drives, and AJ-SPD850 studio editing recorders as well as over 360 P2 cards.

Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 series products are fully compatible with DVCPRO, the industry’s standard for digital newsgathering, and provide a seamless migration path to DVCPRO HD. DVCPRO P2 offers nonlinear acquisition and instant access to material, high-speed file transfer, laptop field editing without requirement for proxy videos, and compatibility with off-the-shelf data storage drives for low-cost archiving, while eliminating traditional digitizing and ingesting operations.

You can find more information about the conversion at the Panasonic Global Web site.